The road to Hell is paved with the (hard) heads of politicians.

13 01 2016

“If you’re going through Hell, keep going.” ~Winston Churchill

“The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis.” ~Dante Alighieri

There’s a couple of quotes that add up to one lesson:  Pick a side that you feel is right (morally, ethically, procedurally), and even if your position gets tough, stick with it.  Disagree with your grand-boss, stand your ground and tell them why you are right.  Have some backbone, but also have 2 ears.  Listen and be willing to change if they can convince you that their position is right.  The hope is that they’ll do the same, and listen to your point, consider it, and either change their mind, or tell you why they are going to disregard your advice.

Leadership is about taking a stand, making an intelligent point, and listening to the other side. On the day after our President’s last SOTU speech, let’s hope that the next administration can bring 2 sides together, making decisions for the common good.  Let’s hope they listen to one another, and can agree on some of the things that the majority of their constituents already agree on.  Yeah, right.  Who am I trying to kid?  🙂  Today’s lesson:  Don’t be like career politicians:  listen, evolve, and be nice to one another.

Speaking of hell…

HellHike

Rubes cartoons used with permission. www.rubescartoons.com

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